The Caldwell County Planning Board meeting on Tuesday, May 11, will be held in the City/County Chambers of the Alden Starnes County Office Plaza at 905 West Ave. in downtown Lenoir.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone will be reopening to the public beginning May 13. Initially it will be open Thursday-Saturday noon-4 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are suggested because the number of visitors allowed in will be limited. Visitors with reservations will be given priority for entry, although visitors are welcome on a walk-in basis when capacity allows.

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Careis hosting a two-day virtual training June 15 and 17 for adults who are interested in becoming hospice volunteers, and a separate virtual training on the same days for high school students who are interested in becoming hospice VolunTEENs. Attendance at each session is required. To reserve a spot in the Zoom training, participants must complete an application at For more information or to register, visit, or for the adult volunteer training opportunity contact Cyndi Akins at 828-754-0101 or, and for the VolunTEEN training opportunity contact Crystal Burch at 828-754-0101 or